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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Father Lex welcomes visitors for a mid-winter - Father James Lex, a retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, recently accepted an appoint- ment to work in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where he is now serving as pastor at Our Lady of Providence Parish. The islands are south of the Ba- hamas, approximately 550 miles south of Miami, Florida In the middle of January, Franciscan Sister Joan Miller and Fr. Bob Nemergut went to visit Father Lex and also "to get some rest, and to escape the cold weather," according to Sister Miller. "The visit was not a disap- pointment," Sister Miller said. "The temperature was between CARRIAGE INN FAMILY RESTAURANT PARTIES SERVED FAMILY STYLE 1-800-293-2559 CHICKEN STEAKS SEAFOOD SANDWICHES COCKTAILS SERVING FROM 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM MON. THRU SAT. CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 103 Gibson Haubstadt 768-6131 ST. BENEDICT ANNUAL FRIDAYS DURING LENT Your choice: Catfish fiddlers/Icelandic cod Sides, salads, desserts, and drinks/refills SERVING 5:30-7 P.M. New School Cafeteria Mass at 5:30 P.M. 530 S. Harlan Miller & Miller Colonial Chapel Supports the Knights of St. John MEMBERS Bernie Miller Gerald Miller Jon Miller Greg Betz II III I I IIIIIIn II I I I 70 at night and 85 during the afternoon, with sunny skies ev- eryday. It rained very hard one night, just when the cistern was just about to run out of water. "As many of you may know, Father Jim is a creative cook. He prepared many of the meals at his home, as eating out is quite expensive on the island. He enjoys having guests, especially those who help set the table. "Most of the people on the is- land are working in ervice jobs, especially in the tourist industry. The island is just in the beginning stages of devel- opment. In the past 10 years the population has grown from RUSTIQUE STAINED GLASS Windows, Entryways, Inserts Religious, Residential, Commercial TOM & BEI"lX COLV|N 4033 Hwy. 62 W Boonville, IN 47601 897-8732 Ed. L. Lee Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 around 800 people to 8,000. They have one main paved road -- Leeward Highway. "Father Jim celebrates Mass for people on four islands. "He isn't able to make all of them every weekend, so (Fa- ther Bob Nemergut and Sister Miller) took care of the three Masses that are usually said on Providenciales: one on Sat- urday evening at a hotel for the tourists, and two on Sun- day at the church." One of the Masses at the church is celebrated in English for the "belongers" -- those who live on the island, many of whom are descendants from African slaves. The other Mass is celebrated in Creole for the Haitians. perience ole!" Sister Miller a catechist, reflection," Neither she mergut catechist said, responded," she Because was there over thor Lex was able other islands Mass with wise would not that weeke'nd, Miller. "Just to Father Jim flies she commented. Sarto Retreat Food Service Assi Full-Time Ben MUENSTERMAN'S FIRESTONE SERVICE, INC. 1400 W. Franklin Evansville, IN 424-5000 Monroe City MernL poosor a 00hild at a Catholi00 mission for just $10 a month i ? R his is Conchita. She Jives in Guatemala in a one-room house with a tin roof, a dirt floor and no electrici- ty. Only four years old, she must help her mother carry water for cooking and bathing She gets very tired but finds little comfort on her stiff wooden bed with a straw mattress. Because her father earns only $25 per month as a day laborer, there is no money for playthings, and even basic necessities are a luxury to her family of six. But thoro is hopo! , You can help one very poor child like Conchita through Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA), a Catholic sponsorship program assisting needy children at Catholic mission sites around the world, For as little as $10 a month, only 33 cents a day, you can help a poor child receive nourishing food, medical care, the chance to go to school and hope for a brighter future. You can fiterally change a life! C[CA Catholic Child SpOnsorship iii Yes, I'll help one child at a Catholic mission site: Boy lGi?i  Teenager  Boy/Girl in most need My monthly pledge is: $I0 .1515 $20 :-:1525 lOther$__ I will contribute: ..I monthly :..i quarterly ".J semi-annually  annually Enclosed is my first contribution of $ -- BHI my first sponsorship payment to my credit card: T,.I Z .I I] Credit Card No. Exp Date J I cannot sponsor now, but t enclose my gift of $ __ _1 Please send me more nform, aton about SDOnSorshp FOUNDED AND DIRECTED BY CATHOLIC LAY PEOPLE 45i Through CFCA, child with the amoU! Ordinaril' provide ing if this is with Cat leaders who munities and improve cond sponsorship do the work Jesus  to do. When you you receive a their personal tion of the and the CFCA newsletter. will write you - and you may write as you like. But most of all, you have the helping a child in need. Please don't miss this opportunity Sponsor a e#il# toda/./ Name (please print) Address City/State/Zip Phone ( __ ) TM 3/96 Send to: Christian Children One Elmwood Ave, / Kansas Oty, KS 1.800875-6564 M,mi vr U S (athcJc Msi(Jn A N(Hl()nal (ath,) F,nan( al report av,dble on request/of}al